Brasserie La Vie

Airport Food Court and French Restaurant
Jamaica, New York
  • Nicole D.
    "The Croque Madame is the best anywhere."(4 Tips)
    Jenny R.
    "If you want a drink in the jetBlue terminal, this is your best bet."(2 Tips)
    "Check out onion soup and niçoise baguette sandwich."(3 Tips)
    "A hidden gem by airport standards."(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • breakfast food
  • Croque Madame
  • jetblue
  • casual
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  • Garrett V.
    Garrett Van SiclenMarch 21, 2016
    All or most of the restaurants on the T5 circle are owned by the same group, food from the same kitchen. I had the kale salad with chicken, no regrets. Bartender was very nice.
  • Bruno Z.
    Bruno ZalumJuly 3, 2013
    Atypical airport bistro that doesn't feel or taste terminalèsque at all. A Croque-Madame and a Chardonnay will make you feel you accidentally boarded on Air France and landed in Paris. C'est la vie!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DesmondJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I try to fly Jet Blue just so I can eat and drink here. The Croque Madame is the best anywhere. Drinks are decent though the booze selection is somewhat lacking. I concur with Maille, Jeff is da bomb!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PelayoJune 19, 2012
    Waitstaff is incredibly friendly, prices are comparable to NYC restaurants, I overheard several people say the coffee was delicious, and a great place to make you feel like you're not at the airport.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 7, 2011
    Like a smaller Balthazar (they’re owned by the same people). Try the Steak Sandwich, The Salade Nicoise or the Sauteed Prawn Provencal.
  • arbkv
    arbkvJune 11, 2014
    Awesome food. WAY better than your typical airport place. Check out onion soup and niçoise baguette sandwich.
  • Pamela
    PamelaNovember 9, 2010
    Stellar French Toast. Friendly counter staff. The food comes from a kitchen is across the way. Espresso is great too. All around a great find.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJanuary 23, 2013
    Chicken paillard is good. Ask for salad with half the dressing or on the side--it comes heavily dressed.
    SELENAAugust 9, 2014
    what's good here, you ask? not much. don't waste your time. premade food that's cold when it gets to you, mystery meat and rock hard biscuits. sad to see pleasant, competent waitstaff go to waste.
  • Giselle V.
    Giselle ValdezDecember 21, 2013
    The salmon is very good. Delicious for airport standards!
  • Ece
    EceApril 19, 2013
    A hidden gem by airport standards. Illy coffee & proper breakfast food.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GFebruary 11, 2012
    Ahi tuna salad was fresh and delicious. Staff was friendly and polite. Recommend!
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CraftonJuly 28, 2011
    Order wine by the bottle...JetBlue will let you bring whatever's left onto your flight.
  • Jake B.
    Jake BakerFebruary 10, 2012
    Check out Winter Wipeout after 8 on ABC. Also, Thursdays has the best hostess ever.
  • Rakesh N.
    Rakesh NigamJanuary 3, 2013
    Ask for less dressing on the frisée. With the egg, dressing isn't required
  • AlexY V.
    AlexY VFJune 13, 2014
    Sever "RJ" is amazing and with a smile!! Whatever they pay him isn't enough!
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BJune 2, 2017
    Shockingly pricey, even for airport food ($18 for a small chicken Caesar, entrées easily pass $30). Good selection of wine & beer, though.
  • Anna Kristina S.
    Anna Kristina S.August 18, 2015
    Pretty good for an airport. The Croque Madame was delicious.
  • Lori R.
    Lori RobertsJune 11, 2011
    If you like bacon, it is worth taking a flight to JFK just to have the frisee salad.
  • Gahlord D.
    Gahlord DewaldOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Breakfast. Illy coffee (AM only). Espresso (all day). Ask for jam with your toast.
  • Harry H.
    Harry HawkOctober 3, 2011
    Similar menu to the fancier Resto nearby, but mostly cheaper by a few dollars a dish.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickMay 18, 2015
    The breakfast sandwich and the coffee are both solid.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilAugust 25, 2014
    Surprisingly well presented food that's not bad... considering
  • Mailliw N.
    Mailliw NosnikrapJune 26, 2012
    This place has the beat bar man in New York City. Take a bow Jeff. Also does pretty decent food.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TSeptember 30, 2011
    I can never resist a sancerre and a croque madame here!! Even though it costs a small fortune
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PJanuary 14, 2014
    Another solid terminal 5 option. Coffee here.
  • Jenny R.
    Jenny RoseMarch 27, 2012
    If you want a drink in the jetBlue terminal, this is your best bet.
  • Paul J.
    Paul JohnsonJune 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Croquet Madam is great!!!
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CampisiJuly 8, 2011
    The Croque Monsieur did not impress. Also note the order of fries is big enough for 2-3.
  • Felix G.
    Felix GrushevskyAugust 29, 2015
    Breakfast, omelettes, coffee!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DesmondOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Croque Madame is to die for!!!!
  • Cezary P.
    Cezary PietrzakJanuary 26, 2013
    this place really went down the tubes recently. mediocre food, ketchup in a plastic cup and a plastic knife to go with a regular fork. terrible.
  • Edward F.
    Edward ForteMay 27, 2015
    Tasty Monte Cristo
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FisherOctober 31, 2015
    Joseph a one Man show and the food
  • F'd In Park Slope
    F'd In Park SlopeMay 10, 2011
    Salad Nicoise is divine.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CohenSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Feels like ur in Paris
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